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Old 02-23-2015, 06:11 AM   #21
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Since a good portion of my career was in electronic circuit design, and other things electrical, I like to keep the facts straight.
For the actual freezing point of a lead-acid battery in any state of charge, you can refer to this chart.
Car and Deep Cycle Battery Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Section 4
There also seems to be some confusion about what a Float Charger is. For this description, and a bunch of other good stuff, have a look here.
How Does A Float Charger Work?
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Old 02-23-2015, 06:37 AM   #22
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This is the real reason to keep it pluged in, Terrific spot to " hang out" and in my case, have a beer.
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Ours is plugged in all the time. When we have a house full of kids and grand kids visiting, the wife and I will "reluctantly" give up our master bedroom and move outside to our get away! I just set up our satellite, fill the fridge with cold ones and we are all set for a peaceful and quite weekend, even with a house full of kids. We have the three stage charger so not a problem on the two batteries. We just keep a close eye on water level in the batteries. We would never store batteries as we go camping every month here in South Georgia. I kept one unit for 10 years all with the original battery. I have never had to replace a battery in my units.

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Old 02-23-2015, 08:25 AM   #23
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@David472 very interesting read. Thank you
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Old 02-23-2015, 09:07 AM   #24
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This is the real reason to keep it pluged in, Terrific spot to " hang out" and in my case, have a beer.
While the thought sounds nice, it's often a little too cold at this time of year in the mountains of PA. besides, I think the beer would freeze.



Maybe by April I might be able to try it.

Oh, BTW, I remove my battery and keep it in the basement for the winter so there's no need to plug it in.
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